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The Inverleith Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel itself is lovely, old fashioned features and in a good location some 20 minutes walk from the centre of Edinburgh and well-served by local buses. We stayed in a small double, towards the end of the high season and so, as is the case in Edinburgh during high season, was extremely expensive. We had requested the small double on the 1st floor but on check in were advised it wasn't available, so we were given room 11 which was a very very small double in the basement to the rear of the hotel, the bathroom is tiny, within a little cupboard which wasn't immediately obvious to us at first. The very small room wouldn't ordinarily be a problem for us so long as things are clean, the environment is reasonably pleasant and has a comfortable bed. We did have some issues with the room in these regards and when asked on check-out, we discussed our issues openly and honestly with the hotel receptionist and that it was disappointing as i had brought my husband away for his birthday. She handled our feedback well and promised to pass it on to the owners and have them contact us direct to see 'if anything could be done', that proactive contact unfortunately didn't happen and so when subsequently prompted by email for feedback on our stay, we provided it. The owners were apologetic, they offered £100 redress / refund and said that based on our feedback immediate action had been taken to remedy some of the issues (a new bed was ordered, mold would be removed from the shower head, staff in the room next door would be reminded not to smoke in the room / immediately outside the guest bedroom windows and leave their cigarette ends everywhere). The owners also had plans to remedy the other issues once they were quieter (the room needed a thorough clean/redecoration, the area immediately outside the basement room window / view needed a thorough clean / de-weeding (it hadn't been done for several months) so that future guests could open the windows and enjoy fresh and not smoke-filled) air and have something nice to look at rather than 3 ft weeds!). If done right, and it really wouldn't take a huge amount of effort, the rear basement garden area could be turned into such a welcoming and positive aspect for guests. If you are booking a small double and this might be the room we stayed in, you might just want to check that all the works have been completed before your stay so that you are assured of a pleasant and enjoyable stay.

The Inverleith Hotel helped make our weekend trip in Edinburgh, location was lovely short walk to Princess Street and variety of local buses. Our room was clean perfect size for two and enjoyed the breakfast options. Staff were helpful throughout our stay, missed the girls name that greeted us each morning with breakfast and even during the day with advise on buses etc she was friendly and helpful all weekend. We would recommend this hotel and would stay in the future.

This small hotel is just two minutes from the botanical gardens...and just 20 minutes from Princes Street. The immediate neighborhood has several nice restaurants. 3 bus lines (8, 23, and 27) connect the hotel to various parts of the city (e.g. University of Edinburgh) without having to change buses. Comfortable rooms. Nice breakfast. Great staff--very welcoming and accommodating.

Stayed here for 2 nights while visiting Edinburgh for the weekend. The location was perfect - 2 minute walk from the botanical gardens. Adrienne greeted us on our arrival and couldn't have made our stay anymore perfect. They were able to give us great recommendations as we were only 5 minutes from lots of lovely cafes and boutiques. Room 8 had stunning views with an incredible bath!

I absolutely enjoyed my stay at this quaint hotel. Breakfast was delicious every morning I had it, The Manager and waitress were helpful and super friendly. The room I was in was very small but it was a single and perfect for me. The only glitch I had was the timing of my arrival and the fact that check in was not til 3 (my fault for booking the flights that way) but I got to leave my luggage and go explore the city and reacquaint myself. And then not getting coffee refilled in my room but that was fine as I went and purchased some instant from the Store not far from the hotel. I would highly recommend this hotel whether for a quick trip or a longer stay!

We had a great time staying at the Inverleith Hotel. Our main contact while we were there was Sheree and she was very helpful and cooked a very good breakfast for us when we stayed there. We spent 3 nights and were able to hop on the transit system right outside the hotel. Our room was a bit small and the bed was also small but it served its purpose.

This is a small hotel located near the Botanical Gardens, which is about a 20 minute walk (or a short bus ride) from Princes Street. Our room was a good size with a very grand four-poster bed which was a nice surprise! The shower room was fairly small but that wasn't a big problem for us. The staff were accommodating and helped us out with some change for bus tickets which came in very handy. Breakfast was good, although it would have been nice to have a little bit more variety - perhaps some fruit and pastries. Bear in mind that the hotel is in an old building, so there is no lift and not much in the way of sound insulation between the rooms, though the area itself is very quiet. Also, the check-in time of 3pm is quite late, though we were able to leave our luggage at the hotel in the meantime which was very helpful. All round though, a good affordable choice.

Quick stop over, booked here due to the location suiting my needs. Room was ok for a night wouldn't have wanted to be in there for any longer than that, small and dark as i was below street level. Breakfast was nice in the morning and there was plenty of choice. Staff all pleasant.

We stayed for 2nights it is a lovely hotel and the staff are very helpful Sheree and Wesley were excellent staff, the service was good and there rooms are is a short taxi or bus ride from the centre buses are frequently run, it's next to the botanic gardens, I also recommend the dungeons trip in the centre of the town, the breakfast service was excellent in the hotel plenty of choice and Sheree made our stay delightful.

As a slightly cheaper hotel in this area I think you pay for what you get really! A few minor things like scuffed walls and loose tiles but nothing catastrophic at all. Really quirky little rooms and a nice breakfast. Breakfast isnt worth £10 if you dont have a full English mind! Overall would recommend

5 Inverleith Terrace Edinburgh Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Royal Botanic Garden
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Concierge services

Located in New Town within a short walk of Royal Botanic Garden, The Inverleith Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre. This 12-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and free in-room WiFi. Located centrally in Edinburgh, it's also close to Princes Street Gardens and St. Giles' Cathedral.


Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


The 12 rooms are recently renovated and have coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and memory foam beds with Egyptian cotton sheets ensure a restful night.

Property features

The Inverleith Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and coffee in a common area. Self parking is available for GBP 3 per day. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a computer station, a library, and express check-in.

Room options

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Ground Floor

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Four Poster King Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Family Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

76% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 355 reviews